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17 Shopping Days Til’ Valentine’s Day

29 Jan

We’re helping you check “buy my wife/mom/girlfriend/daughter a gift” off the list early this year with our hand picked selection of fabulous Valentine’s Day Gifts for all the ladies in your life!

First up – something for the grown-ups – box of chocolates not included!!
blogSplendid Light Jersey V-neck Tee in quartz pink $50
Hudson Ferris Flare jeans white $165
Julie Vos Babar Scarf in eggplant $160
Bourbon & Boweties Bangles $40 each
Parrott Design Studio card $5.50

Stop by the store or call 561.659.5300 to place a phone order!

Esther Knows Best!

12 Oct

Mama Knows Best-Our Store Mama! Esther!

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This week’s “Mama Knows Best” is a particularly special one. For those of who you frequent our kid’s store, you will most definitely know (and love) our very own Esther Evans! Recognize that last name? She’s Rapunzel’s mother! And as you can see from her retro chic pictures, style certainly runs in this family!

A California girl at heart, Esther knows the importance of a great outfit. We couldn’t help but be envious of her Groucho Marx sweater layered with a collared shirt—so easy to picture this same exact look in one of our favorite fashion blogs. I guess great style really is timeless!

While we don’t have any Marx Brothers memorabilia in our store at the moment, we decided to recreate this preppy look with some of our newest additions to our sales floor! On top, we have the Margaret O’Leary Petit Collared Crew sweater—the best part? It’s a two-fer! No layering necessary!

We thought the Splendid Circle Skirt would be perfect on the bottom. Notice our signature Tkee Flip Flops missing? Have no fear; these shoes are still by our favorite brand! The Tkees Senny’s are our new favorite shoe for the fall and winter months! We think they complement this look by adding to the prepster style!

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What do you think? Did we capture the “Essence of Esther”?

Margaret O’Leary Collar Crew Sweater: $150.00
Splendid Circle Skirt: $88.00
Tkees Sennys: $115.00
Rapunzel’s Jewelry Box Spike Cuff Bangle: $38.00

What’s in Our Overnight Bag ~ July 4th Getaway

25 Jun

We know you’ve been making a mental packing list for your 4th of July weekend getaway since Memorial Day came and went. We thought we’d share our packing list for the perfect holiday getaway plus a couple gift ideas for the bonfire hosts no matter where you’re going!
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Vince Drawstring Shorts, Persimmon $145
Equipment Mina Sleeveless Anchor blouse $188
Preppy: Cult Ivy Style Coffee Table Book $45

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SOFT Joie Daria V-neck Tunic $118
TKEES Sheers 03 $50
Bourbon & Boweties Agate Tassel Necklace $70

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Peace Love World Hooked on Love Hoodie $158
Free People Cargo Shorts $68
Stacked Bracelets ~ assorted- $31-$39

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Sundry Palm Tree Tank $66
AG Jeans Ankle Leggings ~ Pigment Peach $168
Ultimate Tropical Coffee Table Book $24.95

Gifts For All the Moms On Your List!

7 May

If you haven’t found that perfect gift for your mom, sister, aunt, daughter or friend now is time to check that off your list!
We’ve compiled a list of “super mom” worthy gifts to get you started!

All available at Rapunzel’s Closet – call 561.659.5300 to order!

For the Beach Dweller Mom

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For the Casual Cool Mom
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For the Entertaining or Traveling Mom
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For the Trendy Wendy Mom
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For the Sporty Mom
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Line we Love ~ Fig & Bella + a Giveaway!

30 Apr

Fig & Bella made our trip to Vegas last year totally worth it. When we saw these gorgeous dyed scarves in various prints and colors it was like we had found our new best friend that never leaves our side. Since placing our first Fig & Bella order back in August of last year we have continued to sell out of these scarves regularly. If you don’t have one yet – you are missing out! blog

Fig & Bella, a modern anthology of scarves and shawls – hand dyed, hand printed, hand woven.  Hand is especially important. It must be soft and lofty.  It must drape and have body.  This can only be achieved by using the finest fibers of natural materials: cashmere, silk, wool, cotton, bamboo…
Working closely with artisans and craftspeople, the design team reinterprets their hand and traditional techniques using a modern color palette and abstract textures. 

Luxuriously worn as a head wrap, around the neck, around the shoulders, or even around the waist, they appeal to stylish women and men everywhere. 

WIN THIS SCARF!!
26 x 80 Blue and Chocolate Best Seller ~ $110

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1. Sign up to Follow our Blog and tell us in the comments how you will style this scarf
2. Show Fig & Bella some LOVE by liking their Facebook page
3. Show ShopRapunzels some LOVE by liking our Facebook page
4. Tweet @FigandBella and @ShopRapunzels a hello
5. And if you really want to win it badly – Follow @FigandBella and @ShopRapunzels on Instagram!
Winner will be announced Tuesday, May 7th!

Around Town: The Boy Scouts Grand Jamboree

19 Feb

Earlier this month we were invited by the awesome gals at IT! Weddings and Events to participate in the Boy Scouts yearly Grand Jamboree Event at Palm Beach Motor Cars. We had a blast! We brought a table of our favorite accessories to sell and two of our cutest models to strut their stuff in new Spring duds among the guests. We’re always game for any event that has great food, good drinks, a ‘smores table and a photo booth! Oh and the hot cars.. whew! Here’s a selection of some of our favorite snaps!
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The event signage
blog Our table all decked out with our favorite things

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blog Store Manager Stephanie Hall in a Jen’s Pirate Booty dress and TKEES Flip Flops and Buyer Hallie Rosenthal in an Enza Costa tank and Maxi Skirt
blog Our girls being silly in a FISKAR

blog Who doesn’t love a cool tricked out truck?

blog The Aston Martin wasn’t too shabby either!

blog Sierra McGill in a Zoe Karssen Tee~$75 and Hudson Nico Skinny Pants in Banana~$154

blog Lil Rapunzel’s Store Specialist Ashley Cherowitzo and Model Monica Yoder in a Suss Nora Sweater~$262

blog Monica in a Splendid Hi/Lo Tank Dress~$138
Sierra in AG Stilt Roll-up Jeans- 14 Years Thrashed~$224 and Peace Love World Comfy Pullover~$108
Monica in a James Perse Raglan Dress~$135
Sierra in a Minnie Rose Tank Dress~$118 and Audrey Jacket~$101

blog Sierra in an Equipment Desert Storm Sweater~$298 and AG Stilt Roll-up Pants in White~$163
Monica in a Joie Alicia Tank~$128 and AG Stilt Sateen Pants in Bright Blue~$159
Sierra in the Ella Moss Suntile Maxi Dress $268
Monica in the PJK Ricky Leather Vest~$298, Equipment Francis Tank~$178
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All clothing from Rapunzel’s Closet
For more of our Jamboree Fun check out our Facebook Page

Find out more information about It! Weddings and Events
In the market for some new wheels? Palm Beach Motor Cars has them!

Closet Gossip ~ Kristen’s Style Obsessions

18 Feb

Kristen is all about style and comfort, and if she can get both of those characteristics in one piece; she’s going to buy it. When we asked her to pull a few of her favorite style obsessions, she immediately put together an outfit that is comfortable enough be worn throughout the day and stylish enough that you won’t want to take it off before a night out. blog

The key piece in Kristen’s outfit is the Zoe Karssen Bat Tee. The graphic is subtle and spooky. With its pre-washed look, you won’t have to worry about stiff designs or washing delicate prints. This bat won’t fly away on you!
blog Kristen loves the fit of Joe’s Jeans. They use quality fabrics and are known for their great fit and moderate pricing. To go with the pseudo-masculine graphic tee, Kristen picked a pair of distressed Joe’s Rolled Skinny Ankle Crop in Cooper Wash.

Being from North Dakota, it only felt natural for Kristen to add the Splendid Bellini Jacket in Navy. This piece is almost like having two jackets in one—a navy cargo style is layered over a striped hoodie. The Bellini Jacket works great over the graphic because even though it’s double-layered, it looks anything but bulky. Kristen’s outfit is complete and casual cool all the way.

Zoe Karssen Bat Tee (also comes in white with black bat): $75.00
Joe’s RolledSkinny Ankle Crop in Cooper Wash: $165.00
Splendid Bellini Jacket in Navy: $258.00

See more of our staff Style Obsessions on our Facebook Page!

We Shoot Rain or Shine or Blazing Heat

12 Oct

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Our most recent photo shoot was met with its fair share of challenges. We had to brave the blazing heat while we were trying to showcase Fall’s finest. It was pouring of course because it’s hurricane season in Florida. We put on our prettiest faces and did our best to “not melt” in the down pours and made the proverbial lemons out of lemonade.  Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes!

blog Stunning Gia with her hair up waiting to dash out and do a quick shot in this fabulous Elizabeth and James Lori Chiffon Tank and Nichole Skirt.
 blog We always like to showcase pieces from our Jewelry Selection. How great does this CC Design  necklace look with the Joie Purine Leopard top? Sarah looks gorg too.. we promise!

blog We found a bit of shelter in a gazebo in a public park. Gia is waiting for our amazing photographer Rob to get setup for the shoot. We’re loving Splendid’s Baby Cord Button Down in Swan paired with AG Stilt Jeans in Smitten and an Auburn Pigment Short Sleeve Tee From James Perse.

Love that tote in the first picture? It’s Dogeared and we’re obsessed!

Want to see more images from behind the scenes of our shoot and the final product? Check them out on our Facebook Page.

The Calm Before the Coterie Storm

17 Sep

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As the Buyer for Rapunzel’s Closet and Lil Rapunzel’s you don’t often get to see as much of me “personally” in and around the stores.  However you do see a whole lot of my style and my “voice” on our selling floor. As I prepare for Spring Coterie our biggest and busiest show of our selling year, I decided to give you a sneak peek into how I get ready for the shows.

Today is what I like to call the “Calm Before the Coterie Storm.” It’s the day that I spend cleaning out files and cleaning off my desk in preparation for all of the line sheets, look books and order forms that will be covering every surface of office space in the next two days. Prior to this day I’ve been pouring over selling reports, researching fashion week trends and talking to our selling staff about what did and did not work last Spring.

About 4 weeks ago I started making our appointments. I’m a creature of habit and I tend to like to see the same vendors at the same times of the day. After 5 years of going to these shows I’ve learned the best and the worst times to see each vendor. I love to start Day 1 with Splendid and Ella Moss. These booths get crazy as the day progresses so getting them checked off the list first thing is key. Next, I try to tackle the denim vendors. I always like to hit up the Citizens of Humanity booth during lunch time. They have the BEST boxed lunch and the cookies are yummy! The rest of the day is spent visiting Joie, Vince, Minnie Rose and Michael Stars and tons more vendors we currently carry. Day 2 is the day that is spent walking around and checking out new talent for the store. I don’t schedule too many appointments this day because I really want to devote time to learning about new vendors.

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While I’d like to tell you that I spend hours planning what fashionable ensemble I’m going to wear to the show, sadly it’s really more of a game time decision. I follow the 3 C’s of show dressing – comfort, cold and chic. Comfort because it’s a long day walking around from booth to booth. (I leave my 6″ heels at home) Cold because ineveitably one side of the show floor is always freezing so I need a layering piece. Chic because I still have to look chic!  Afterall – this is the fashion business! I always try to wear clothing that represents Rapunzel’s Closet which isn’t hard seeing as my personal closet could be called Rapunzel’s Closet.

My favorite part of the day is when we get to sit down and recap the show. I like to hear what my colleagues think about what we picked for the store and what the peak and the pit of the day was for them. This part of the day usually revolves around some fabulous dinner out in NYC with Rapunzel (Randi) and the girls who are visiting from the store.

It’s true that I have a very fun job, but it’s also a lot of hard work. To be a successful buyer you have to be organized, take good notes, listen to the customers and the selling staff and most important – when the storm hits don’t take yourself too seriously!

Behind The Scenes: The Fall Photo Shoot

14 Sep

blog Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of one of our photo shoots? Besides a lot of laughing and having fun because we love what we do – there is a lot of hard work that goes into selecting the outfits and locations for our shoots. Here is a look into our behind the scenes taken by our photo shoot stylist Stephanie. blog

Step 1. We choose the outfits. Stephanie starts by having a conversation with our buyer Hallie to determine what items we want to feature for the month.

Step 2. Stephanie pulls together all of the outfits, takes pictures of them and sends them to Hallie for a second opinion.

Step 3. Stephanie chooses the jewelry she wants to feature with each outfit.

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Step 4. She selects a group of locations and discusses them with our photographer Robert. blog
Step 5. The day of the shoot the models arrive and they set out to the first location. blog
Step 6. Robert sets up each shot and makes sure that every picture looks its best! blog
Step 7. After a bit of shooting the girls start getting silly! blog
Step 8. It’s back to business and Rob finishes shooting all the pictures and then heads back to the offices to download and touch them up.

Step 9. Stephanie chooses the best of the best and sends them to Hallie who coordinates how each picture will be used.

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The whole process takes 2-3 days of hard work but the results are always fabulous!

The Girls are wearing looks from Vince, Chaser LA, Hudson Jeans, Splendid, Free People, Patterson J. Kincaid and Citizens of Humanity. The sunnies and the shoes are their own. The jewelry is from our Rapunzel’s Jewelry Box collection. Call us at 561.659.5300 to inquire about any of the outfits you see here.

Want to see more of our behind the scenes? Check out our Facebook Page!

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